Meder Starts, Makes Three Stops On National TV

Meder Starts, Makes Three Stops On National TV


On Thursday (Nov. 10) night, Ashland University football fans heard the words "Jamie Meder, Ashland University" on national television.

Cleveland Browns fans, however, also saw another loss.

Meder, the former Ashland All-American defensive lineman, started at defensive end and had three total tackles, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry in the 0-10 Browns' 28-7 loss on Thursday at the Baltimore Ravens.

In 10 games (nine starts) for the Browns in 2016, Meder has 32 total stops (17 solo), a sack and a pass defended. His 32 tackles are one shy of his 16-game total in 2015.

In his first full National Football League season in 2015, Meder came off the bench in all 16 regular-season games for the Browns as a key member of the defensive line rotation as both a nose tackle and a defensive end. He finished 2015 with 33 total tackles (16 solo) and a sack of Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sept. 20.

Meder became the first former Eagle to play in a regular-season game for the Browns in Week 17 of the 2014 campaign at Baltimore, recording one solo tackle. He originally was an undrafted free agent with the Ravens two years ago, and spent more than two months on their practice squad before joining Cleveland.

Following in a long line of highly-decorated AU defensive linemen, Meder was a two-time All-American, Ashland's first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (2010), a two-time GLIAC Defensive Lineman of the Year (2012-13) and a four-time All-GLIAC first-teamer.

His collegiate career totals include 247 total tackles (96 solo), 35 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles.

Meder is the eighth former Eagle to play in an NFL regular-season game.

UP NEXT: Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.